Workshops & Events

 

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Free Yoga Classes!

We have recently trained some new yoga teachers at Happy Hour Yoga and they need some practice and some feedback.  You know…it’s like when someone is learning to cut hair, and they cut your hair for free!  Come join us!  Claudine teaches on September 15th at 1:00 pm, Mary teaches on September 22nd at 4:30 pm, Julie teaches on September 29th at noon, Irene teaches on October 6th at noon, and Claire teaches on October 13th at 1:00!  All free!

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Meditation Workshop!

Five Sundays, Starting 9/29

Do you have a hard time settling down or falling asleep?  Do you wake up at night and stay awake?  Is your life stressful?  Are you anxious?  Do you feel like there’s a lot of commotion and drama surrounding you?  Would you like some more peace and calm in your life?  We’d love to help you!  Maybe you’ve tried meditating and you just can’t seem to quiet your mind or sit still.  Maybe it just plain hurts to sit still?  Maybe “observing your breath” is simply impossible.  There are several options for meditation.  What works for one person, may not work for another.  For five weeks this Fall Nancy will show you five different techniques for meditating;

  • 9/29  Breath Awareness 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
  • 10/6  Mantra 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • 10/13  Metta 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • 10/20  Malas 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
  • 10/27  Moving meditation 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Every Sunday evening, before Let Go, we’ll learn a different technique.  Find out which ones work for you.  We’ll have a field trip on 10/27 and make our own mala beads on 10/20.  Our Wednesday morning meditation class is free for people who have signed up for the workshop.  The workshops will also include November’s Yoga Nidra experience (a guided meditation) at the studio, no charge…saves you $15.  The workshop is $100 before 9/20, $125 if you wait longer!  Don’t miss out!  (Individual classes can be attended on Sundays for $30 each.)

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Yoga At The Barre

Sat., September 21st, Noon – 2 pm

What better class for HAPPY HOUR than Yoga and Barre?  Its yoga and Xtend Barre combined!!  It’s going to be a blast!  Claire will be teaching barre and Nancy will be teaching yoga and they will be combined!  It’ll be a challenging, FUN class with loud music and a bloody Mary bar after!  Don’t miss this great afternoon!!  So much fun!

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Yoga Nidra – September 22nd
7:15 pm to 8:30 pm!

Total and complete RELAXATION!! No yoga experience needed, simply lay down, relax and close your eyes. You will drift in and out of consciousness while following a guided meditation. De-stress, unwind, and feel all anxiety leave your body.  Fee: $15

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Ashtanga Field Trip!

On Friday, September 27th, we’ll travel to Yoga Now on North LaSalle Street in Chicago for an Ashtanga yoga class taught by Amy Beth Treciokas.  Amy has been to India 14 times to study Ashtanga with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (the founder of the Ashtanga Yoga system) and his grandson, Sharath Rangaswamy. In 1999, she was granted authorization to teach Ashtanga Yoga.  She was a direct student of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois from 1996 until 2009.  I’m so excited for you to learn from a teacher, who learned from Pattabhi Jois himself!

The train leaves the Crystal Lake Train Station at 10:00 am.  Let’s meet on the train (or you can travel separately and we’ll meet at Yoga Now).  We’ll take the train to Ogilvie Station and we can walk one mile (or Uber) to Yoga Now.  The Ashtanga class starts at noon.  After class we’ll have lunch at The Little Goat (W Randolph Street) about two miles from Yoga Now.  The Little Goat is a vegan diner that doesn’t take reservations…we may have to wait for seating.  It’s worth it!  Trains back to Crystal Lake appear to leave Ogilvie at 3:23 and 4:23 pm.  Sign up for the trip online so we have a head count for Yoga Now.  You’ll be signing up for free, and will be responsible for all expenses, including the train ticket, Amy’s class ($22) and lunch.  You are welcome to simply meet for the Ashtanga class, and make your own plans before and after.  Amy is expecting our Happy Hour group.  The other plans are simply arrangements made for convenience.  In addition to signing up for the field trip through Happy Hour (no fee), you must go to the Yoga Now website (yoganowchicago.com) and register for the class!

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Gina Gonzalez sings LIVE!

Friday, October 18!

Join Mary Gustafson for a yoga class while the amazingly talented Gina Gonzales fills the room with her beautiful music!  Gina is a wonderful musician, a favorite all over the area.  After yin, have a glass of wine and some snacky treats, and enjoy the music…she takes requests!  This will be a night you won’t soon forget!  Sign up now…it’s will book up quickly!

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